Governing Law and Regulations
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Hazardous Waste Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Arkansas follows the federal rules for hazardous waste containment buildings. In addition, owners and operators of containment buildings must comply with a state-specific certification requirement as well as additional permit application and fee requirements and state facility performance standards.
• Administration and enforcement. ADEQ's Hazardous Waste Division administers and enforces the containment building rules in Arkansas.
AR Reg. 23.264.1101(c)(2) and AR Reg. 23.264.1101(c)(3)(iii)
Arkansas specifies that the independent, qualified professional engineer that certifies a containment building design or that certifies that cleanup and repairs have been completed is limited to those that are registered in the state of Arkansas.
FACILITY PERMIT STANDARDS
Hazardous waste facility owners and operators in Arkansas are subject to several additional state permit application conditions not included in the federal rules. The state has additional permit application requirements for TSDFs including those regarding the need for a baseline health survey prior to operation, mandatory public ...